Pasteur Institute

Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur

Paris, France

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for independent group leader positions in any of the 12 scientific departments on its campus in Paris, France.

Institut Pasteur is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to fundamental, interdisciplinary research and to the translation of knowledge for applications in medicine and public health (

Located in central Paris, it offers an outstanding and unparalleled research environment with state-of-the-art research laboratories, and 20 technology platforms, including a core facility with four cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopes allowing single particle analysis and cellular tomography.

Successful junior candidates * will be appointed with a permanent position, and as head of a group of 6 people. These groups will be created for a period of 5 years and may thereafter compete for a full research group.
Highly attractive packages to match the experience of the candidate will be provided, including institutional salaries (Principal investigator, technician, post-doctoral fellows), a substantial contribution to running costs and equipment, access to on campus state-of-the-art technology core facilities, as well as support for relocation expenses and administrative issues.

The template for the application can be downloaded at:

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to

The deadline for submission of the applications is January 31st, 2020, by 4:00 pm CET.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by March 31st and invited to interview in April/May. Offers will be made in June 2020.


  • Institut Pasteur is an equal opportunity employer. Junior group leaders must be less than 8 years after PhD at the time of submission. Women are eligible up to 10 years after their PhD if they have one child and up to 12 years after their PhD if they have two or more children. The duration of the group will be extended in case of maternity leave.

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Creation of new junior research groups at Institut Pasteur